Confessions of Blogging Part II: Vulnerability
There's not a lot discussions or posts around the topic of vulnerability.
As I sit here eating a chocolate mochi ball in bed (don't tell Steven- we just bought new white bedding), I've realized that technology has completely changed the way that we communicate and interact with each-other - takes another bite of Mochi ball.
I've been blogging or really curating for about 8 years now (wholesomefashion.blogspot.com). A few months ago and up until that pivotal point I have never really posted pictures of myself. Don't get me wrong, I am comfortable in my own skin and I honestly do love myself (sometimes). There has been an underlying theme that I get frustrated when it comes to content and feeling vulnerable; more importantly how vulnerability interacts with creativity. Putting yourself out there can be scary. Finding out what risk is worth taking and taking the leap is the hardest part.
Creativity by nature is a culmination of your thoughts put into some form of art. To me art can be anything. Creativity to me right now is minimalistic styling, photographing myself - 90% of the time, setting the lighting correctly, editing and then creating a readable content (because let's be honest I'm no grammar queen.)
The last few months have been personally hard. I've felt that I have lost my creativity and ability to be vulnerable so I have been protecting myself and not posting as much. It wasn't until today that I realized that this blog isn't about likes, it isn't about sponsorships, it isn't about OMG look how many cute clothes I have. It's more than that. It's the ability to be me, in a space that I feel comfortable in and my ability to do whatever I want.
I know this post is a little more lengthly than others, but I hope you find courage and the ablity to be vulnerable this week in a situation that you wouldn't normally want to and I hope it brings you a sense of growth; because you should never stop growing or being you.
Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as giving up. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light. - Brene Brown
... and here's a sassy and super fun red-ish pineapple dress I fell in love with from Free People. Someone take me to the beach.